The Libertines have announced new details about the different stories on their new album. The Libertines recently announced that their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth will be out on September 4th.
The Libertines shared their first single off the new album ‘Gunga Din’ last week. The track was accompanied by a video of the band taking a stroll around Bangkok’s Red Light District. The Libertines decided to change location this time around and recorded their new album in Thailand.
In a recent interview with NME, the band spoke about some of the stories behind the new tracks. They said on one of the tracks ‘Heart Of The Matter’ “there was an old idea amalgamated with a brand new one.” Pete Doherty also sparked competition between himself and fellow frontman Carl Barât on the song: “We pulled out all the stops really on the songwriting front. Carl and I had a lot to prove to each other as songwriters.”
Barât denied that the band had copied Blur in making an album inspired by South -East Asia. Barât spoke about their song ‘Fury Of Chonburi’ inspired by a Thai province saying ” We wanted to reference the name of the place where we were and where the songs were written. I only noticed Blur had done something similar when I got back.”
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